Originally Published: June 9, 2005
I have just posted the first images from the highly anticipated film adaptation of the muiscal Rent. There are also links to the first trailer (official trailer) for the film.
Based on Puccini’s classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York’s East Village. “Measuring their lives in love,” these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.
One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.
The film stars Rosario Dawson as Mimi Marquez, Taye Diggs as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III, Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel Schunard, Jesse L. Martin as Thomas B. “Tom” Collins, Idina Menzel as Maureen Johnson, Adam Pascal as Roger Davis, Anthony Rapp as Mark Cohen, Tracie Thoms as Joanne Jefferson, Sarah Silverman as Alexi Darling, Mackenzie Firgens as April, Heather Barberie as Pam, Jordi Caballero as Tango and Darryl Chan as Thug.
Rent hits theaters on November 11, 2005.